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Shumlin promises passage of 4 controversial bills

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

A promise from Gov. Peter Shumlin Tuesday that four controversial bills that didn't pass last year, will be passed in the upcoming legislative session.

"I'm confident regardless of who leads the various legislative bodies we can pass decriminalization of marijuana, Death with Dignity and the workers bill for child care unions," said Shumlin, D-Vermont.

The governor went on to guarantee passage of some sort of driver's license bill for illegal migrant workers.

Those four bills were among the most controversial last session.

Shumlin also says he plans to make it a priority to pass a prescription drug monitoring system that allows the health department to access prescription drug information. The governor hopes that will help in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

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